Uitsig High School learners fuming after building declared unfit

The school has been declared structurally unsafe by the Dept of Education following an inspection.

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CAPE TOWN - Some Uitsig High School learners are up in arms after being told to vacate their school building by the end of this week.

The school, situated near Ravensmead, has been declared structurally unsafe by the Department of Education following an inspection.

Officials from the department tried to quell tensions at the high school.

Some parents screamed at the district manager who informed them that all learners will be moved to the nearby Ravensmead High School hall as an interim measure.

Law enforcement agencies have closed several roads near Parow Industria following disruptive protests.

The City's Richard Coleman says, "In the Parow Industria area we've got De Le Ray Road that is closed towards Voortrekker Road, between Ring Road and Uitsig Road. We closed the roads as there were stone-throwing incidents."

While the majority of the learners are unhappy about the move, a matriculant says it's for their own well-being.

"My school is falling apart, parts of the stairs are cracking and it's not safe anymore."

Staff and learners have until the end of this week to vacate the premises.